Los Lobos are currently on tour, welcoming special guests to share the stage from city to city. After a four-night stand at City Winery Chicago, the band made it over to SPACE in Evanston where seventeen-year-old Althea Grace made quite the impression. Thea is one half of the duo Future Stuff, who can only be described as Tedeschi Trucks Band meets The White Stripes meets Shakey Graves. So when the young singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist took the stage, fans of Lobos were pleasantly pleased with the in-your-face indie blues that the young woman had to offer.The not-yet-old-enough-to-drive show-stopper led the band through KoKo Taylor‘s “Voodoo Woman”, a song choice inspired by the cover that Susan Tedeschi performs. (Also note the Derek Trucks red Gibson SG). Thea first played with Lobos when she was eight-years-old, so to see how far she’s come since then was a treat for all.Thea and her band Future Stuff have a lot to be excited about, including an upcoming tour to be announced in the coming weeks. Check them out here, and enjoy the video below:[Photo by Edward Spinelli]
FOOTBALL action in the 2017 Limacol round-robin knock-out received a boost yesterday when the proprietor of Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich, donated the first-place trophy and goal nets.The Petra-organised tournament begins on January 23. Sunich praised the organising body for the efforts to elevate the sport, hence his donation to the cause.Receiving the trophy, co-Director of Petra Organisation, Troy Mendonca, added that the tournament helps to showcase the talent in teams that are not in the elite, with the aim of allowing them to hopefully elevate themselves in the future.Meanwhile the tournament’s first playing date is January 23 with Group D action when Police play Mahaica and Riddim Squad oppose Camptown. Both games will be played at the GFC ground, Bourda.Action returns on January 27 when Group B’s Western Tigers play New Amsterdam United at GFC and Group C’s Santos oppose Ann’s Grove.The following evening will see action at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground as Milerock play Northern Rangers and Winners Connection play Grove HiTech in Group A.
The ball rose high in the air, ready to be buried into the wooden floor of Fitzgerald Field House at the University of Pittsburgh. Kendra Lukacs set her feet, ready to launch herself above the net. Her eyes locked on the ball, but she barely made it off the ground.Two plays prior, the sophomore outside hitter landed awkwardly on her ankle. She promptly had it wrapped and returned to action, only to discover her injury was more serious than she hoped.“After I jumped,” Lukacs said. “I realized I couldn’t play.”With Lukacs out, in came Ella Saada. Saada, a freshman, quickly filled Lukacs’ role as one of Syracuse’s (11-6, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) offensive weapons. Lukacs had recorded 11 or more kills in each of her last six games before injuring her ankle. In the two games since, Saada led or tied for the lead in Orange kills, tallying 15 and 13 against Duke and Wake Forest, respectively. Both contests ended in SU victories.“It’s not a surprise to us the way she has played,” head coach Leonid Yelin said. “She’s a great player.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaada started the season as one of Syracuse’s main hitters. In her first 10 games of the year, the 6-foot-1 freshman recorded 76 kills, second highest on the team behind Santita Ebangwese’s 91. The Orange went 6-4 in those games, a vast improvement from last season’s 1-9 start.Then, a recurring shoulder injury forced her to give up hitting, and Yelin assigned her a more defensive role.“We kind of had no choice,” Yelin said. “The doctors said it’d be a good idea to work on her shoulder and not to play (on offense).”Five games went by, and Saada didn’t record a kill. The style of play the Kfar Masaryk, Israel native was so familiar with started to slip away from her, while Lukacs and Anastasiya Gorelina established themselves as Syracuse’s primary hitters.“(Hitting) is the only volleyball I know,” Saada said. “Defense is really important, and we have to do it. But it’s a lot more fun hitting.”Despite returning to her original position as an outside hitter in Lukacs’ absence, Saada is upset with how it came to be. She didn’t want an injury to be the reason for her return to outside hitter. She wanted to earn it herself.Saada hopes to solidify her role as a key offensive tool going forward, even after Lukacs returns from injury. Saada doesn’t want to do is go back to being a defensive player, something Yelin intends to carry out.“She’s a hitter,” Yelin said. Comments Published on October 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+
The President of the Ghana Boxing Association (GBA), Peter Zwennes has suggested that boxer, Patrick Allotey might have been fortunate to walk away with just a six-month ban for misconduct.The GBA handed the ban to Allotey last week as punishment for his assault on a football fan at the Accra Sports Stadium, following a disciplinary hearing.Speaking to Citi Sports, Peter Zwennes said that had the GBA decided to apply its strictest sanctions, Allotey might have faced an indefinite suspension or the of his boxing license.“There were issues of misconduct. Boxers have to comport themselves in and out of the ring and not bring the game into disrepute. That kind of conduct which has criminal connotations aside from civil liability certain brings the game into disrepute.”GBA President Peter ZwennesAccording to Mr Zwennes, the GBA considered the boxer’s previously clean disciplinary record and his admission of guilt before deciding his punishment.“He admitted his own guilt in this matter and he made a plea for leniency. We took all those issues into account. He’s not one of the indisciplined boxers we have so I don’t know what came over him but it happened. If we had to stretch the limits of the law he might have had an indefinite suspension or a revocation of his license.”“We took all his extenuating circumstances into consideration before handing him the six-month sanction which I think is fair.”Floored A video emerged a couple of weeks ago on social media, and promptly went viral, of Allotey punching another person in the face in the stands.The fan, later identified as Kotoko die-hard Michael Siaw was dancing right in front of him apparently in celebration of the Porcupine Warriors’ winner. Allotey appeared agitated by Siaw’s antics and took out his anger on him.Patrick Allotey draws back his fist preparing to hit the fanWhen the assault had gained mainstream media attention, the victim of the assault was sought out and interviewed.He denied assertions that he had provoked Allotey into attacking him, insisting that he did not know that he was dealing with a professional boxer.Mr. Siaw, the fan who was assaulted by Patrick AlloteyThe public outrage that greeted the incident pushed Allotey to release a statement apologising for his actions.Allotey stated that the violent outburst was unlike him, as he is usually a reserved person.Allotey was then summoned by the Ghana Boxing Association to a disciplinary hearing over his actions.Boxers are not permitted to engage in fights outside the ring so the incident had contravened the ethics of the profession.He also turned himself in to the police, accompanied by his manager, last Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.He was then transferred to the Accra Regional Police Command for investigations to proceed.Pictures emerged of Allotey in handcuffs and went viral on social media.The boxer was then granted bail.The GBA, possibly hoping to make an example of him, suspended his professional license for six months. The GBA said in a statement that Allotey was found liable “on his own plea” and suspended his professional boing license for six months.For more details of Patrick Allotey’s fall from grace click here.
“I think we have enough goal threat in this team but we have to put our chances to bed,” Arsenal boss Arteta when asked specifically about Pepe’s performance in his post-match press conference.Pepe madness pic.twitter.com/70EdR9oW0b— Karim (@Piateknique) February 27, 2020Arsenal fans were frustrated as well with many feeling that he tried to do a little too much. I’d say that’s too much of show off right there.— Hairy Macancheese (@macncheese065) February 28, 2020 Beautiful nonsense— jamil (@SidiMilu) February 28, 2020 Decision making is bad, should have shot or pass.— ɭeo (@afc_al) February 28, 2020 waay too much— Karim (@Piateknique) February 27, 2020 Arsenal winger, Nicolas Pepe is undoubtedly a technically-gifted player and a talented dribbler who isn’t shy of trying to beat opposition defenders.That’s what drove Arsenal to sign the player from Lille last summer for £72m.More average performances than good so far this season have left the patience of Arsenal fans to the Ivorian’s on-pitch antics a little thin.Improved performances under new manager Mikel Arteta appeared to have got fans of the Gunners warming up to him.Those feelings of frustration with the young winger returned fully during Arsenal’s Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiacos on Thursday night.With Arsenal 1-0 down at home on the night and looking for a goal to take them ahead on aggregate in the 74th minute, Pepe controlled a ball on the left, beat one man and entered the box,He then twisted and turned four times in the box, spurning a number of chances to cut the ball to a teammate – there were three of them in the box with him.After the fourth turn, the defenders crowded around Pepe and got it clear for a corner.This piece of play visibly frustrated strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazaette who were hoping for a cutback.See the sequence below: